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Coastal Cleanup Day – Sat. Sept. 16 – 9am to noon – Malibu Lagoon

September 7, 2017
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Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017: Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, from 9:00 A.M. to Noon at the Malibu Lagoon.  Help us clear the trash around the lagoon!  Last year, over 500,000 people participated world-wide on a single day, and in three hours picked up 18.3 million pounds of trash.  Ninety percent of all floating marine debris is plastic.  As we know, bright colored plastics or small micro-plastics can be confused for food.  A 2012 study by the Convention on Biological Diversity found that 663 marine species have been impacted by plastic litter through ingestion or entanglement.  It is important that we clean the lagoon area before the first rains come and carry everything to the ocean.

Chris deals with weighty matters (L.Johnson 9/20/14)

Chris deals with weighty matters (L.Johnson 9/20/14)

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  We encourage you to get waivers on-line at http://www.healthebay.org/ccd (click “Waivers” in the bar and choose the “Beach and Inland Site” waiver) and fill them out before you come.  Waivers will be available at the site.  Our chapter concentrates its efforts at Malibu Lagoon, but you can call 1-800-HEALBAY for information and other places to volunteer.  Parking will probably be free at the lagoon on this day – it has been before.  If possible, bring your own gloves, bucket for trash,  and sunscreen.   Don’t worry if you forget because from 9:00 a.m. until noon, volunteers will be given supplies and instructions on how to carry out a beach cleanup.

Family Guide: Suitable for everyone but toddlers.  Small children are great for picking up tiny pieces of plastic.

[Directions] Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road in Malibu.  Parking in the official lagoon lot is $12+ or by annual pass.  You may also park either along PCH north of Cross Creek Road or on Cross Creek Road itself but be careful – some parts of PCH are off-limits (read the signs carefully.)  Lagoon parking in the shopping center lot is not permitted.

Hey! Look guys! You can see the bottom! (J Kenney)

Hey! Look guys! You can see the bottom! (J Kenney)

 

 

 

 

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